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Affordable Housing In Jackson County
Illinois

18 Low Income Apartment Communities In Jackson County

Mill Street

703 S Rawlings St
Carbondale, Illinois
$671-1,032
Studio-3 BR
Subsidized

Carbondale Towers

810 W Mill St
Carbondale, Illinois
Income Based
Studio-1 BR
Subsidized

Carbondale Supportive Housing

709 E College St
Carbondale, Illinois
Subsidized
Accessible
Accessible
Disabled Supportive Housing

The Fields

700 S Lewis Ln
Carbondale, Illinois
Subsidized

Big Muddy River Apartments

5 N Shawnee Dr
Murphysboro, Illinois

Murphysboro

233 N 13th St
Murphysboro, Illinois

Murphysboro

300 N 7th St
Murphysboro, Illinois

The Villas of Carbondale

New Era Apt
Carbondale, Illinois

Jackson Street Apartments

205 N Wall St
Carbondale, Illinois

Prairie Living West

955 Villa Ct
Carbondale, Illinois

Housing Authorities that serve Jackson County

Housing Authority Programs
Jackson County Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing

Guide To Affordable Housing in Jackson County, Illinois

There are 18 low income housing apartment communities offering 1,517 affordable apartments for rent in Jackson County, Illinois.

Income Based Apartments in Jackson County, Illinois

Jackson County features 1,210 income based apartments. Tenants of income based apartments typically pay no more than 30% of their income towards rent and utilities.

Low Rent Apartments in Jackson County, Illinois

There are 307 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Jackson County.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Jackson County, Illinois

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Jackson County landlords $400 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $300 towards rent in Jackson County.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Jackson County, Illinois for a two-bedroom apartment is between $682 and $834.

2021 Jackson County, Illinois Fair Market Rents and Housing Choice Voucher Payment Standards

Fair Market Rents can be used to better understand the average housing costs of an area. Fair Market Rents are used by HUD to establish payment and rent standards for federal rental assistance programs like the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program.

Studio One BR Two BR Three BR Four BR
Jackson County, Illinois Fair Market Rent $500 $580 $758 $988 $1,093
Jackson County, Illinois Payment Standard Range $450 to $550 $522 to $638 $682 to $834 $889 to $1,087 $984 to $1,202

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Jackson County, IL Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 18
Total Low Income Apartments 1,517
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 1,210
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 47.69%
Average Renter Household Size 2.18
Average Household Size 2.36
Median Household Income $33,871 ±$2,317
Median Rent $667 ±$15
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 54.5% ± 3.8pp
Total Population 59,534

Population and Household Demographics

Jackson County is a county in Illinois with a population of 59,534. There are 23,390 households in the county with an average household size of 2.36 persons. 47.69% of households in Jackson County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Jackson County

The median gross income for households in Jackson County is $33,871 a year, or $2,823 a month. The median rent for the county is $667 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Jackson County, a household making less than $2,223 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 54.5% of households who rent are overburdened in Jackson County.

Area Median Income In Jackson County

Affordable housing program eligibility is always determined by one's income. Each household's income is compared to the incomes of all other households in the area. This is accomplished through a statistic established by the government called the Area Median Income, most often referred to as AMI. The AMI is calculated and published each year by HUD.

In Jackson County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $60,300

Most affordable housing programs determine eligibility based on the percent of AMI a given household's income is. Among the programs that determine eligibility based on the AMI are Section 8, HOME, LIHTC, Section 515, 202 and 811.

Rental Assistance in Jackson County

Rental assistance is a type of housing subsidy that pays for a portion of a renter’s monthly housing costs, including rent and tenant paid utilities. This housing assistance can come in the form of Section 8 Housing Choice Vouchers, project-based Section 8 contracts, public housing, USDA Rental Assistance (in Section 515 properties) as well as HUD Section 202 and 811 properties for elderly and disabled households.

Income Qualifications for HUD Rental Assistance in Jackson County

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Jackson County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$14,250 $17,240 $21,720 $26,200 $30,680 $35,160 $39,640 $44,120
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Jackson County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$23,700 $27,100 $30,500 $33,850 $36,600 $39,300 $42,000 $44,700
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Jackson County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$37,950 $43,350 $48,750 $54,150 $58,500 $62,850 $67,150 $71,500

Cities In Jackson County

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City Served By
Ava The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Ava is the Jackson County Housing Authority.
Campbell Hill The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Campbell Hill is the Jackson County Housing Authority.
Carbondale The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Carbondale is the Jackson County Housing Authority.
De Soto The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves De Soto is the Jackson County Housing Authority.
Dowell The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Dowell is the Jackson County Housing Authority.
Elkville The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Elkville is the Jackson County Housing Authority.
Gorham The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Gorham is the Jackson County Housing Authority.
Grand Tower The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Grand Tower is the Jackson County Housing Authority.
Harrison The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Harrison is the Jackson County Housing Authority.
Makanda The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Makanda is the Jackson County Housing Authority.
Murphysboro The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Murphysboro is the Jackson County Housing Authority.
Vergennes The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Vergennes is the Jackson County Housing Authority.